Then it was good to see the Captain's behaviour before the devilled turkey and the mutton chops!
He didn't want to, with her along, but she devilled him to go on, and he did.
A little turtle soup, some devilled whitebait, and a slice of a turkey truffe would be the sort of dinner to suit you.
I was miserable next day and blamed the devilled kidneys for it.
"These eggs ought to be shaved," said Bob, as he picked the little fringes of white tissue paper from a devilled egg.
I suppose the cook will have horns and a tail, and all the food will be devilled.
This succulent morceau is now eaten fried, with a sauce of devilled lentils and oil.
Will you be minced and devilled and fricasseed till you are all sauce and no meat?
The next morning she was to get up early to fry the chicken and prepare the devilled eggs.
Her husband was now skilfully dissecting the devilled thighs of an immature chicken.
Old English deofol "evil spirit, a devil, the devil, false god, diabolical person," from Late Latin diabolus (also the source of Italian diavolo, French diable, Spanish diablo; German Teufel is Old High German tiufal, from Latin via Gothic diabaulus).
The Late Latin word is from Ecclesiastical Greek diabolos, in Jewish and Christian use, "Devil, Satan" (scriptural loan-translation of Hebrew satan), in general use "accuser, slanderer," from diaballein "to slander, attack," literally "throw across," from dia- "across, through" + ballein "to throw" (see ballistics). Jerome re-introduced Satan in Latin bibles, and English translators have used both in different measures.
In Vulgate, as in Greek, diabolus and dæmon (see demon) were distinct, but they have merged in English and other Germanic languages.
Playful use for "clever rogue" is from c.1600. Meaning "sand spout, dust storm" is from 1835. In U.S. place names, the word often represents a native word such as Algonquian manito, more properly "spirit, god." Phrase a devil way (late 13c.) was originally an emphatic form of away, but taken by late 14c. as an expression of irritation.
Devil's books "playing cards" is from 1729, but the cited quote says they've been called that "time out of mind" (the four of clubs is the devil's bedposts); devil's coach-horse is from 1840, the large rove-beetle, which is defiant when disturbed. "Talk of the Devil, and he's presently at your elbow" [1660s].